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Doctor insights on: Vitamin Deficiencies Symptoms

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How long will vitamin deficiency symptoms last if untreated?

How long will vitamin deficiency symptoms last if untreated?

Until treated: If you are deficient in a vitamin, the symptoms will persist (and likely even worsen over time) until the deficiency is treated by supplying adequate amounts of the needed vitamin. It may take some time for symptoms to reverse even after one takes the needed vitamin as it can take time for our bodies to recover from the damage done. It is even possible for some of the damage to be permanent. ...Read more

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Would like to have vitamin d deficiency signs and symptoms?

Would like to have vitamin d deficiency signs and symptoms?

Pain and muscle ache: Symptoms of bone pain and muscle weakness can mean you have a vitamin d deficiency. However, for many people, the symptoms are subtle. Yet even without symptoms, too little vitamin d can pose health risks. Low blood levels of the vitamin have been associated with the following: increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease cognitive impairment in older adults severe asthma in children. ...Read more

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Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

Can having vitamin B12 deficiency cause OCD symptoms?

Not at all likely: Almost no chance of a direct link, but... We do know that: 1) the b vitamins are important to nervous system functioning. 2) B12 can make a noticeable difference in how good one feels. 3) deficiencies are (by definition) good to correct. So, do try to improve your diet and even supplement nutrients that are hard to get enough of. See a professional for ocd treatment too. ...Read more

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Why does vitamin B12 deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Why does vitamin B12 deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Required by nerves: This co-factor is needed by the nerves to stay healthy. Each nerve cell has a self repair system that relies on a variety of nutrients in our diet to provide the needed material to keep the walls intact and the cell working. Lack of B12 eventually causes that repair system to start breaking down and nerve cells malfunction or degenerate, leading to neurologic symptoms. ...Read more

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Side effects of vitamin d deficiency - are any symptoms obvious to a patient?

Side effects of vitamin d deficiency - are any symptoms obvious to a patient?

Often not: Because vitamin d deficiency develops gradually, a patient may not notice symptoms or attribute them to getting older. Fatigue and generalized achiness may occur. Sometimes the only way to know is to take vitamind until levels become normal and see what gets better. ...Read more

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Are there uniform signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiencies?

Are there uniform signs and symptoms of vitamin deficiencies?

NO: The symptoms are extremely variable, depending on the deficiency. Classic deficiency diseases are rare in developed countries but do occur. B1 def = beriberi, c = scurvy. The commonest deficiencies in america are d and b although c is surprisingly common, but never in classic form. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

What are the symptoms of having vitamin B2 deficiency?

Symptoms include: Sore tongue, chapped lips; mouth and throat infection; bloodshot eyes; sensitivity to light. Rich sources of b2 (riboflavin, a micronutrient) include meat, whole grains, green leafy veges, mushrooms and almonds. ...Read more